Browsers have enjoyed the benefits of tabs for several years now. I don’t know about you, but I almost always have several tabs open all the time. I also use Microsoft Office all the time and it doesn’t have tabs. If I have more than one file open in Word or Excel, it is somewhat of a hassle to switch between them. Microsoft added tabs to Internet Explorer, so why couldn’t they do the same in Office?
Since Microsoft hasn’t added tabs, we’re going to look to an enterprising third party for a solution. Office Tabs for Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 adds tabs to three different versions of Office. It is fully free for personal users with no time limit and no feature limitation. Business users are asked to buy an inexpensive license. I’ve been using this really cool tool for a few days now and I love being able to more quickly switch between open files. Just makes me wonder why such a feature hasn’t already been added by Microsoft.